August 8, 2013
CHARLES EDWARD "BUD" WARD
(3/20/1936 - 7/24/2013)
Charles Edward "Bud" Ward passed away July 24, 2013 at Boone Hospital, Columbia. He was born in Keokuk, Iowa March 20, 1936 to Carl and Thelma (Strohmaier) Ward.
He is survived by his wife Glennis (Marshall) Ward; four sons, Douglas of Milton, Iowa and fiancée Sandy Markman, Donnie and Kim (Ruth) Ward of Downing, Doyle of Lancaster and significant other Peggy Knowles, and Darrell of Oologah, OK and significant other Lorrie Jackson; two sisters, Jean (Grover) Rood of Pleasantville, Iowa and Delores (Floyd) Green of Altamont, Missouri; six grandchildren: Nikiki Ward of Memphis, Kendi (Derek) Bradley, Devin and Kristin Ward of Downing, and Daniel and Dallas of Ooglogah, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Jackie (Bernie) Martin.
Bud was a hard worker, farming all his life, having his own bulldozing construction company. He always wanted his work done for his customers like he would want his own done. He did good work. He hauled milk, owned and operated a feed store in Downing selling Purina feeds and CB electronics, sold insurance for Midwest National and later was involved in hog and dairy operations. He and Glennis ran Ward Realty for a number of years. He will be missed by his family and friends. He was cremated with burial at later date.